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As critical government services such as health care move online, it is essential to ensure your personal data is protected and easily managed. EU-funded researchers have come up with a novel solution that allows you to share and protect your personal details in a virtual wallet on the cloud good for privacy and security.
Published: 19 August 2019
An EU-funded project has launched a smartphone-centric authentication platform securely connecting all online accounts with a user's identity, putting an end to having to remember myriad PINs and passwords. This could help protect against hacking and boost confidence in online commerce amid privacy concerns.
Published: 30 July 2019
When companies collect and analyse data about consumer behaviour, they provoke profound questions about privacy rights. But a group of EU-funded researchers has struck a balance between privacy and the private sector. Their goal is to allow consumers to select the level of privacy protection that suits them best.
Published: 16 July 2019
An EU-funded project is improving understanding of the opportunities, challenges and legal and ethical considerations arising from the use of social media in policing. The project aims to provide a roadmap, including recommendations, to help policymakers better target ways to fight crime and improve public safety.
Published: 8 November 2018
As a powerful force for good around the world, the internet is also exploited by criminals to steal money from people. An EU-funded project is creating an innovative, IT-based platform to help law enforcement fight web-based crimes. The aim is to protect people against internet-based theft and scams.
Published: 7 November 2018
An EU-funded business accelerator has led to the successful launch of 10 European businesses in the agrifood sector. These now provide key technology products and services - fostering innovation and competitiveness.
Published: 13 June 2018
Would you be willing to add 1 EUR to your online purchases to support charity projects? EU-funded Worldcoo makes this possible with a simple click, by adding a widget - a small application - on a commercial website and offers you to chip in for charity or environmental projects run by NGOs, just before you check out your online shopping basket.
Published: 23 May 2018
Does our increasing reliance on smartphones make data more vulnerable? An EU-funded project's recommendations on cybersecurity aim to inform policymakers on the best approaches to protect personal data and improve trust in mobile applications.
Published: 17 November 2017
Some people take pleasure in an epic struggle to configure a new wireless device. Others, not so much. For them, it would be great if the electronics they need could, please, just sort themselves out to work straight out of the box. An EU-funded project has found a way to achieve this level of user-friendliness for assisted living technologies.
Published: 15 June 2017
If the arrival of spring is not enough to get you out walking and cycling, an EU-funded initiative is launching a number of mobile applications offering incentives to lead a more active lifestyle, reduce urban congestion and fight pollution.
Published: 18 May 2017